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Staff Athletic Trainer

Apply now Job no: 494427
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Athletics

SUMMARY

A member of the healthcare team, working under the direction of a physician and in accordance with Michigan licensure, this individual is responsible for the safe and effective direct delivery of patient care including injury and illness prevention, wellness protection, examination, assessment, diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, therapeutic intervention, healthcare administration and professional responsibility as it relates to the Standards of Professional Practice, the BOC Professional Standard of Practice and the BOC Practice Domains and Tasks.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  1. Responsible for daily duties concerning injury recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, and injury prevention of the GVSU student-athlete.
  2. Responsible for the daily coverage of assigned sport(s): women’s soccer and men’s & women’s track and field or women's volleybal, men's and women's swim and dive and men's and women's tennis.
  3. Responsible for daily coverage of the athletic training room as scheduled.
  4. Provides daily injury and illness updates to coaching staff.
  5. Proper and timely documentation of all medical records related to the health care of the GVSU student-athlete in accordance with HIPAA.
  6. Supervision of assigned adjunct and/or graduate assistant athletic trainers.
  7. Assist with annual update of athlete insurance and pre-participation exams.
  8. Assist with institutional and/or NCAA drug-testing program for all GVSU student athletes.
  9. Participate in oversight and management of the GVSU Orthopedic Clinic.
  10. Coordination of care for the GVSU student-athlete with other allied health care professionals.
  11. Acknowledges the team physician approved Standards of Professional Practice and provides care to those included in the Standing Written Prescription.
  12. Participates in weekly staff meetings as designated by the primary supervisor.
  13. Other clinical duties as assigned by Associate AD – Athletics Healthcare or Head Athletic Trainer.
  14. Demonstrates competencies applicable to job position.
  15. Supports the long-term goals and objectives of Grand Valley State University and the Intercollegiate Athletic Department.
  16. As a designated mandatory reporter, will immediately report information to the campus Title IX Coordinator through the appropriate reporting channel if notified of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence (dating/domestic violence), sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, or gender-based harassment per GVSU policy.  Following the filing of the report, all information received will be kept private.
  17. Performs other duties as assigned by manager, which may include, but not limited to inventory management, implementation of institutional and/or NCAA drug testing, GVSU summer sport camp coordination, supervision of student-aide staff, staff apparel ordering and/or liaison to the GVSU MAT Education Program.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelor's Degree, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Two years’ experience working as an athletic trainer preferred.
  • State of Michigan Athletic Training License.
  • Knowledge of professional athletic training theory, regulations, and evidence-based practice related patient care.
  • Familiarity with state law, athletic trainer guidelines, and department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of chart/medical record documentation requirements and federal/state laws related to release of health care information and student athlete information in accordance with HIPAA and FERPA.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment in accordance with OSHA.
  • Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional athletic training to provide ongoing patient care.
  • Skill in time management, problem solving, multitasking, prioritizing, and medical care coordination.
  • Skill in initiating appropriate crisis interventions and emergency response.
  • Ability to document and navigate an electronic medical record.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to maintain organization and effective time management skills.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and actively listen to understand the perspectives of others regardless of barriers.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse cultures and socioeconomic conditions and maintain a non-judgmental view of patients.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Combination of office and clinical setting.  Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, biohazards, toxic substances, and other conditions common to a clinical setting. Some travel may be required.

Equipment Operated: Standard office and clinical equipment, including standard gym equipment, therapeutic devices, modalities and non-licensed utility vehicle.  Requires use of computer and electronic medical record (EMR).

Standard office and clinical equipment, including standard gym equipment, therapeutic devices, modalities, and non-licensed utility vehicle.  Requires use of computer and electronic medical record (EMR).

Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.  May require the need to jog or run in the event of an emergency.  Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 85 pounds.  Stress can be triggered by workload and complex cases.  Occasional stress caused by multitasking, level of responsibility and workload.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Salary: $42,500 - $47,000, commensurate with experience

Department/Division: Athletics

Campus: Allendale

How To Apply: Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references.  If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline:  The review process will begin October 24, 2022 and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, titleix@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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